RetroSki 2019-2020

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Greg Morrill

Polar Fleece Warmth

I love my helmet! No, it hasn’t saved me from any traumatic brain injuries, but it’s the warmest headwear for skiing I’ve ever found. Like many Retro-Skiers I was late making the move to helmets for skiing. However when I… Continue Reading →

Trivia 2020 Week 10

What company invented polar fleece?

Dick Durrance

You may be surprised to learn that the first American alpine skier to be successful competing against the Europeans was born in Florida! Granted, the fact that his family moved to Garmisch, Germany, when he was thirteen played an important… Continue Reading →

Trivia 2020 Week 9

In 1935 a new event was added to the Stowe Winter Carnival, a slalom ski race. Who won that first slalom? (Hint: He was also the first American to win a major European ski race. That was at Sestriere in… Continue Reading →

Stowe Winter Carnival

Today, January 23rd, marks the start of this year’s Stowe Winter Carnival. So when was the first Stowe Winter Carnival? In all the ads for the 2020 Stowe Winter Carnival you’ll see that it’s the 46th Carnival. That would mean… Continue Reading →

Trivia 2020 Week 8

When was the first Stowe (Vermont) Winter Carnival held?

Rear Entry Ski Boots – They’re Back!

What new addition to their ski boot lines have both Nordica and Atomic announced this season? I could have also asked “which of my posts have received the most comments?” The answer to both is Rear Entry Ski Boots! So… Continue Reading →

Bud Kassel

We lost a true Retro-Skier on Christmas day: Bud Kassel passed away at age 91. Bud and I were Stowe Hosts together and I had the pleasure of getting to know Bud over the past 24 years. I say I… Continue Reading →

Trivia 2020 Week 6

What new addition to their ski boot lines have both Nordica and Atomic announced this season?

Beconta

Most ski equipment is made outside the United States. That was true during the Retro-Ski days and it’s still true today. Independent companies actually import the gear and distribute it to ski shops in the United States.  In general we… Continue Reading →

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